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    Developing a Functional Safety System

    • Tutorials—For tutorials on developing state machines, go to ni.com/info and enter Info Code safetytutorial.
    • Whitepapers—For whitepapers with detailed information about creating a Functional Safety system, go to ni.com/info and enter Info Code safetypapers.
    • Videos—For videos about using C Series Functional Safety modules, go to ni.com/info and enter Info Code safetyvideo.

    Using the Hardware

    • Hardware documentation—For getting started guides, datasheets, user manuals, and other hardware documentation for CompactRIO controllers and the C Series Functional Safety modules, visit ni.com/manuals.

    Using LabVIEW

    • LabVIEW Help—Use the LabVIEW Help to access information about LabVIEW programming concepts, step-by-step instructions for using LabVIEW, and reference information about LabVIEW VIs, functions, palettes, menus, tools, properties, methods, events, dialog boxes, and so on. The LabVIEW Help also lists the LabVIEW documentation resources available from National Instruments. Access the LabVIEW Help by selecting Help»Search the LabVIEW Help.
    • Getting Started with LabVIEW—Use this document as a tutorial to familiarize yourself with the LabVIEW graphical programming environment and the basic LabVIEW features you use to build data acquisition and instrument control applications. Access the Getting Started with LabVIEW PDF by selecting Start»All Programs»National Instruments»LabVIEW»LabVIEW Manuals»LV_Getting_Started.pdf.
    • Getting Started with the LabVIEW Real-Time Module—Use this document to learn how to develop a real-time project and VIs, from setting up RT targets to building, debugging, and deploying real-time applications. Access the Getting Started with the LabVIEW Real-Time Module PDF by selecting Start»All Programs»National Instruments»LabVIEW»LabVIEW Manuals»RT_Getting_Started.pdf.
    • CompactRIO Reference and Procedures (Scan Interface)—Use this help file to learn about using the CompactRIO system in Scan Interface programming mode. To access this help file from LabVIEW, select Help»Search the LabVIEW Help, then expand Real-Time Module on the Contents tab and select CompactRIO Reference and Procedures (Scan Interface).
    • Example VIs—To search for an example Functional Safety VI, select Help»Find Examples... in LabVIEW.

    Finding Known Issues

    • Functional Safety Editor—For a list of known issues for the Functional Safety Editor, go to ni.com/info and enter Info Code safetyissues.
    • C Series Functional Safety Module Firmware—For a list of known issues for the firmware that installs on the C Series Functional Safety module, refer to the Known Issues for Firmware Versions section.
    • NI-RIO Device Drivers—For a list of known issues and bug fixes for all NI-RIO Device Drivers versions, go to ni.com/info and enter Info Code rioknownissues.
    • NI-RIO Device Drivers May 2017—For a list of known issues for NI-RIO Device Drivers May 2017 release, go to ni.com/info and enter Info Code rio2017knownissues.

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